DH State of the Game May 2021
Hello everyone and welcome to Disney Heroes Battle Mode’s third year anniversary! Three years of working together as a game team and as a community, of Disney characters, of hard work, and of fun! We’ve been through a lot as a global community in the last year plus, but it’s also been incredibly heartwarming to see us all pull through as a micro-community of the world: the community of our game.
This past year we’ve started collaborating with you more directly to decide a big chunk of our area of focus in updates. The first time we asked you all what we should focus on for Quality of Life improvements was back in May of 2020 and you asked us to take a hard look at Invasion! Since then we worked with you to identify exactly what issues in Invasion needed to be solved. We changed the reward tier structures so that you can get the majority of your goodies at the beginning, we added Auto Quick Fight and shortened the number of Breaker Quests per wave. The largest Invasion change by far for this cycle of improvements was the Invasion Difficulty Scaling which lets more players participate in Invasion.
Since the last State of the Game in December 2020 we’ve released 15 new heroes, expanded the campaign map, added a new Rank and 2 new modes in Trials - the Codebase and Hero Spotlight. We know that the Yellow Rank is a new time commitment in the game, so we’re doing some final polish right now on Red Rank time savers. We’ll have Epic City Watch raiding, and add Red Rank to our skill sliders and a Max Skill button coming soon. Also in the next update, we’re upgrading Power Crafting to allow players to Power Promote their heroes multiple ranks at once!
Looking forward over the next few months, we’re continuing work on hero management! With 145 heroes and so many different status effects and skills, we’ll be bringing you custom filters that will allow you to build teams faster and more easily. We saw your feedback about the Anniversary Spotlight so the team is working on making that a recurring feature. The design team has other ideas that aren’t quite ready to share yet!
As always we’re working to ensure updates are as smooth as possible, heroes are well balanced and the game continues to scale as it grows. We look forward to more Dev Q&A sessions and hearing about your favorite things about DH. Looking back on the last three years it’s incredible to see how much we’ve changed the game, how we’ve collaborated to make Disney Heroes the best version of itself for the community, and how we all look forward to what the next three years and beyond will bring!